New England Cable News
Sat Dec 20 13:58:05 EST 2003
> Well, maybe you and I are watching different NECNs. The one I watch has
> some very credible news anchors like R.D. Sahl and former channel 5 (WCVB)
> anchor Chet Curtis, as well as political commentary from both the left and
> the right, excellent sports reporters, and solid coverage of New England
One of the jokes amongst my friends and colleagues has always been about the
"youthful appearance" of the field reporters on NECN. Some look like they
could pose for a HS yearbook photo.
I recall someone calling into Howie Carr saying about NECN, "When I watch
news, I like the reporters to at least be at the age that they shave."
I am assuming this kinda thing comes back to them in research...and that's
the reason for R.D., Chet and Tom.
(Note: Not that there's anything wrong with a 'youthful appearance'...heck,
most of us would die for that compliment! lol But I am assuming that some
of the public perception might be 'youthful appearance = lack of
experience'. And in TV, perception is reality, right?)
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